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University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative

2020-2021 Collaboration Initiative

The primary purpose of the Collaboration Initiative is to enhance competitiveness of University of Nebraska faculty for extramural funding by fully leveraging intellectual capacity and research resources across the campuses. The 2020-2021 funding opportunity was designed to facilitate and strengthen research collaborations among NU faculty.

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This year’s faculty-grant Request for Applications (RFA) solicited proposals from multi-campus multidisciplinary teams that helped position them to compete for extramural funding. Researchable topics were not administratively predefined, but applications were required to strengthen the team’s future funding proposal. All disciplines were encouraged to apply; projects were intended to build towards a competitive extramural funding application.

View the 2020-2021 RFA

2020-2021 Collaboration Initiative Funding Opportunities

The 2020-2021 Collaboration Initiative offered different funding opportunities for University of Nebraska researchers. Read about them on the right.

The application period is closed for 2020-2021. Watch this space for more information on 2021-2022 opportunities later this year, and plan on attending our 2021 Collaboration Initiative Retreat at Nebraska Innovation Campus on Thursday, October 28.


Team Formation and Publication Grants

One-year grants, of up to $7,500 each, to build new research collaborations across University of Nebraska campuses.

Preliminary Data and Application Preparation Grants

One-year grants, of up to $40,000 each, to strengthen research collaborations and generate preliminary data critical to extramural research proposal submission.

Team Seed Grants

Two-year grants, of up to $150,000 each, to strengthen existing and build new research collaborations among faculty with a track record of extramural research funding.

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